News release

Wayne Godwin Appointed as Co-CEO of JLL Africa

New Co-CEO announcement

February 12, 2024

JLL is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Godwin as Co-CEO of JLL Africa, alongside Emma Luyt. This is in addition to his current role of leading the Hotels & Hospitality Group for Africa. With this new leadership structure, JLL aims to leverage the expertise and track record of both Godwin and Luyt to further strengthen its operations in Africa.

Wayne Godwin brings a wealth of experience and deep understanding of the African real estate market to his role "We are delighted to have Wayne Godwin as Co-CEO of JLL Africa. His extensive experience and proven track record in Africa make him the ideal candidate for this role," said James Allan, CEO, Middle East and Africa at JLL. "We are confident that Wayne, along with Emma Luyt, will lead JLL Africa to new heights and continue to provide innovative real estate solutions and value for our clients."

Wayne Godwin's appointment reflects JLL's commitment to growth in Africa and leveraging their expertise and global connectivity to shape the future of real estate in Africa. With a strong leadership team in place, and experience working across the continent in many sectors, JLL is well-positioned to navigate the dynamic and evolving African market and deliver exceptional value to its clients

About JLL

For over 200 years, JLL (NYSE: JLL), a leading global commercial real estate and investment management company, has helped clients buy, build, occupy, manage and invest in a variety of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential and retail properties. A Fortune 500® company with annual revenue of $20.8 billion and operations in over 80 countries around the world, our more than 106,000 employees bring the power of a global platform combined with local expertise. Driven by our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world, we help our clients, people and communities SEE A BRIGHTER WAYSM. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit


Across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) JLL is a leading player in the real estate and hospitality services markets. The firm has worked in 35 countries across the region and employs over 1950 internationally qualified professionals across its offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar, Cairo, Casablanca, Johannesburg and Nairobi.

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